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El lector de cadáveres
I’m new to this site and very pleased to find a community of like minded bibliophiles. Very imaginative and innovative, otherwise. Aug 19, Bob rated it liked it.
Ci Song has such early adventures it is a wonder he ever lived to b com the founding father of forensic science. The amount of detail given to the reading of bodies will help satisfy that appetite. There is little known about the man himself, but he did wrote four or five volumes about forensics science stuff. He does finally get accepted at the university, but at great personal cost. All in all, this is a pretty looking book on my shelf that could have been so much more than it was. Now, there was also some weird love story in the mix that I didn’t really like, because male crime solving characters tend to become stupid when they see a beautiful woman they want to boing as was the case here, toobut at least it sort of had a purpose.
There are some violent moments in the book, as well as detailed descriptions of corpses and their injuries, not one for the squeamish, but you couldn’t really have a book about a corpse reader without it.
That may bother some of you more than me. The violence is overwhelming to me It’s obvious a lot of research was put into this novel.
The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido
The first half started out very slowly but I persevered and the second half was worth the effort! What will happen to young Ci Song? There were lots of little details like that which made the story come vividly to life.
I’m just not willing to keep on being bummed out by these overlong and needless misadventures indefinitely in the hopes that when the author finally gets back to cadaverew forensic science plotline, it will have been worth the depressing yet still kind of boring wait.
There are plot twists that are clear to the astute reader, but the level of interest remains high throughout. Plein de suspense et de surprises! To ask other readers questions about The Corpse Readerplease sign up. A crime novel set in dl China? Simultaneously ingenious, compelling, and frustrating.
El lector de cadáveres – Antonio Garrido – Google Books
The Corpse Reader tells the story of Lectpr Song, a young scholar who’s been dealt the worst hand possible. Ci labors in his brother’s fields, dreaming of the day that he can go back to school and big city life, when the ox plows up the headless cadvaeres of a man. View all 3 comments. I usually LOVE historical fiction and I’m fascinated by the history of science and medicine as well, but this one’s not really living up to the description. The level of detail is astounding at times, and it’s obvious a lot of research went into this.
I definitly liked the fact that this book is based on one of the earliest forensic medical experts of history; the author found a nice balance between fiction and reality. I usually LOVE historical fiction and I’m fascinated by cadavres histor I had high hopes for The Corpse Reader, which was described as a tale of rudimentary forensic science being employed by a bright young peasant in imperial China, but I think I’m gonna quit it. In the first half of the book, poor Ci goes through as almost as many trials as Job, he suffers betrayals, humiliations, beatings, robbery and more as he tries desperately to re-enter the university and better his lot.
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It was so refreshingly new. Following the end of the novel is a list of references, making it clear that Garrido did his homework — as if that wasn’t clear from the rich detail found on every page. One of the most notable thing about this book, is that the translator has done such a marvelous job that the story just lecor very naturally. You really want to know what happens next, just as you want something good to finally happen to poor Song C Like a Chinese Movie I really enjoy those Chinese movies that focus on a historic theme and then tell a fantastical story.
Sadly our main character fell into the “bland” category, despite all the attempts to make him interesting and special without making him too perfect to relate.